Martina navratilova dating julia lemigova
Tennis great Martina Navratilova and her partner Julia Lemigova (L) celebrate after Kei Nishikori of Japan defeated Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their semi-final match at the 2014 U. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 6, 2014.REUTERS Photo Tennis legend Martina Navratilova got down on one knee and proposed to girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open on Saturday -- and her partner said 'yes'.Tracy Austin, the former US Open champion, was one of the first high-profile figures from the world of tennis to tweet her congratulations, while Navratilova herself thanked fans for their well-wishes via the social network.Big screen proposals at major sporting events are not uncommon, but they rarely feature a legend of a sport.The 58-year-old tennis legend and her love exchanged vows in New York City on Monday (December 15).
Image: Reuters"I was very nervous," Navratilova said later. Image: APNavratilova said she and Lemigova would prefer to get married in Florida, where they live.The 57-year-old tennis legend popped the question during a break while she was providing colour commentary for the men’s matches and the moment was telecast on the Jumbotron, a large screen television, at the New York’s Arthur Ashe stadium.Navratilova got down on one knee and offered her girlfriend a diamond-studded ring, to which Lemigova teared up before embracing her and said 'yes'."It was like an out of body experience because you see people propose at sporting events before.You watch it in movies and in real life, and here it was happening to me.